Submitted by c.bussert67 on Mon, 2013-05-13 20:23
I'm always trying to get the most out of my kW. I figured I had pretty much tapped out the last few months as it was temperate enough to drive without any cabin heating or cooling and being in the 70's, the battery was happy as well. This last weekend the temps had spiked and flirted with triple digits, so I broke down and started using the AC. My typical range effort has been netting me around 300-302 Wh/mi. So I was surprised to do two back to back hot temp runs with AC blowing to keep cabin temps at 74 degrees and managed 293 and 298 Wh/mi. I put in full auto and just let it do its thing. When I would park outside, that thing would start whirring, making sounds I never heard before as it was going bonkers to cool the interior down from 120+. These drives were big 140 mile freeway drives with speeds between 70-80.
Me thinks they've done some tweaking with one of those latest updates... nothing big, but I can drive without trying to save every watt, and still get my best mileage to date.